Acts 9:3

“And as he iourneyed he came neere Damascus, and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heauen.”

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Other Translations

And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
- King James Version

As he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And as he journeyed, it came to pass that he drew nigh unto Damascus: and suddenly there shone round about him a light out of heaven:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And while he was journeying, he came near Damascus; and suddenly he saw a light from heaven shining round him;
- Basic English Bible

But as he was journeying, it came to pass that he drew near to Damascus; and suddenly there shone round about him a light out of heaven,
- Darby Bible

And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined around him a light from heaven:
- Webster's Bible

But on the journey, as he was getting near Damascus, suddenly there flashed round him a light from Heaven;
- Weymouth Bible

As he traveled, it happened that he got close to Damascus, and suddenly a light from the sky shone around him.
- World English Bible

And whanne he made his iourney, it bifelde, that he cam nyy to Damask. And sudenli a liyt from heuene schoon aboute hym;
- Wycliffe Bible

And in the going, he came nigh to Damascus, and suddenly there shone round about him a light from the heaven,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 9:3


9:3 And suddenly - When God suddenly and vehemently attacks a sinner, it is the highest act of mercy. So Saul, when his rage was come to the height, is taught not to breathe slaughter. And what was wanting in time to confirm him in his discipleship, is compensated by the inexpressible terror he sustained. By his also the suddenly constituted apostle was guarded against the grand snare into which novices are apt to fall.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 9:3


Ac 9:3 And as he journeyed. It would require six or seven days to make the journey. It was probably made on foot. There shined around about him a light from heaven. Brighter than the sun (Ac 26:13). It was the splendor of the glorified Savior as seen at the Transfiguration (Mt 17:2 Mr 9:3 Lu 9:29), or by John at Patmos (Re 1:16). In order to get the full history of this revelation of Christ and Paul's conversion, we must compare the accounts given by Paul himself in Ac 22:3-21 26:10-20 with Luke's account here.

Discussion for Acts 9

  • EROMOSELE CLEMENT EHIMARE
    Amazing scripture with so much to learn. first Jesus change Saul's vision from going to Damascus to kill persecute to preaching Christ and leading people to salvation. secondly, God used Ananias to restore Saul's sight, got him saved, baptize, and his name changed from Saul to Paul. third lesson was God working through Peter to raise Dorcas to life. it means God can do any miracle through us.et
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    All unrighteousness is sin: Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever commits sin is the servant of sin. He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
  • Sonja Williamson
    When we live right and follow GOD'S commandments. We can do exploit like He told us we will do. We will have power to heal the sick, to deliver, and to help set the captive free. We will have power after being endued with the Holy ghost. Although, we sometimes commit sin and allow the devil to use us God knows our heart and He has a purpose for us. He is just to forgive and make us clean to be use
  • Will
    Amen to that....Praise God......everything is not as it seems..thanku Jesus..ps 25:7;ps 103:12;jn5:14
  • Stephen B
    Peter, I am glad to hear of your salvation!! Hopefully we can meet and tell young people about Jesus and not only save a soul but a life as well.
  • Peter
    i wish when i was young that someone would of told me about Jesus but now i now that he is the only way and i will keep him first in my life .

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